Monday, September 30, 2013

September Update

September is here, which is a very exciting time for knitters. Fall fairs are popping up all over the place, and outdoor events are the perfect occasion for pulling your favourite wooly sweaters out of summer storage. For some of us, the kids are going back to school, which for me means more knitting time. And as the weather turns cooler, gift knitters start thinking about getting ready for the holidays.
Interweave Knits has published their annual Holiday Gifts issue, and I'm happy to have contributed two patterns to this lovely issue.
The Beekeeper'sSlouch is a worsted-weigh hat with a honeycomb cabled brim that is knit flat, then joined with three buttons. The top of the hat is picked up and worked vertically in stockinette stitch.

The Everstar Scarf features a variety of six-stranded cable charts to keep the knitting interesting from start to finish. It is also worked in a heavy worsted weight wool yarn. This was originally named the Many Paths scarf (though I love the name Everstar), and I imagined it being an appropriate gift for someone with whom you have walked many paths over the years.

This month, I finished up a sweater in a gorgeous rich, deep purple yarn and sent it on its way to be photographed. I'm looking forward to showing the rest of the garment when the pattern is released, which might be as soon as next month.

September 22nd is Hobbit Day, which was celebrated at our house by watching The Fellowship of the Rings for the eleventy-millionth time. I had a sale to mark the occasion, which I forgot to post about here, so I am extending the sale.
Use the code HOBBIT2013 to get 22% off any of my Hobbit Knits patterns on Ravelry until October 14th! You do not need to be a member of Ravelry to purchase patterns from the site.

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